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The Marlborough Express from Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand • 2

Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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THE MARYBOROUGH EXPRESS SATURDAY JULY BO 1892 SHIPPING NEWS PORT AIRAU AT 'RIVALS July Neptune ss 44 tons Sckford from Wellington DEPABTUBK3 July Waihi ss 63 tons North for Wellington PORT PICTON ABBIVAL8 July Grafton ss 297 tons Nord strom from Wellington Passengers Misses Marten Thompson Williamson Preston Mathieson Messrs Hawker Love (2) Taylor Wilton Scales Hustwick six steerage detabtubes July Grafton ss 297 tons Nord strom for Nelson and West Coast Pas sengers Mr and Mrs Rayner by telegbath Wellington July 30 Arrived 5 am Waihi from Blen heim Nelson July 30 Arrived 930 Grafton from Pioton DAILY TEMPERATURE REPORT July so isus a Russell 47 Nelson 58 Hokianga Heads 47 arewell Spit 43 Manukau Heads 43' Westport 42 Auckland 55 Greymouth 36 Thames 50 Hokitika 36 Cambridge 38 Bealy 22 Tauranga 46 Lyttelton 45 Taupo 38 Timaro 45 Gisborne 53 Oamaro 38 Napier 46 Port Chalmers 45 Castlepoint 47 Dunedin 36 New Plymouth 48 Clyde 38 Wanganui 47 Queenstown 32 Wellington Balclutha 82 Blenheim 37 Invercargill 38 Kaikoura 40 Bluff 40 NOTICE The next English and European mail per direct steamer Kaikoura will close at this office on Tuesday the 2nd day of August at 330 pm or parcels mails at 3 pm Due in London about September is 1892 The next English and European mail via via San rancisco will close at this office on Tuesday the 9th day of August at 330 pm Due in London 14th September 1892 BALLARD Chief Postmaster NOTICE TO ARMERS SEEDS Messrs clouston co have for SALE the following CIRCULAR HEAD POTATOES TARTARIAN SPARROW BILL DUN OATS PRUSSIAN BLUE PEAS BARLEY COCKSOOT RYEGRASS IMPORTED SPECIALLY OR SEED PURPOSES 1153 MR WILSON DENTIST GROVE ROAD rrOURS (Consultation) 10 sm to 1 pm and 2pm to 4 pm Pbivatb Residence: SU TJHEBjLAND TERRACE Off Manse Road MR POWELL SURGEON DENTIST BLENHEIM Next to Db CONSULTATION REE ABSENT ON MONDAYS Telephone No 48 MR LLOYD SURGEON DENTIST Maxwell Road two doors from Dr Consultation ree MR LLOYD will visit PICTON on the first Tuesday and Wednesday in erfch month and may be consulted at Mr Next visit August 2nd and 3rd Will return to Blenheim about 1st August GOVERNMENT LIE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHED 1870 Every Policy Guaranteed State LOW PREMIUMS LARGE BONUSES The first policy issued No 1 for £300 is still in existence and has had thrflg bonuses allotted to it viz In 1880 £36 or 1 2s per cent per annnffl In 1885 £18 £1 4s In 1890 £27 £1 16s The above is an actual case and shfi8 that the rate of bonus increased at each division The premiums in force at the time this policy was issued were no4 calculated to yield any and the higher rates now charged should therefore give still mors satisfactory results JOSEPHUS RICHARDSON MJ Commlsslefler SPRING CREEK RO Al) BOARD POISONED WHEAT THE Poisoned Wheat will be dis tributed to the armers of the Spring Creek District on MONDAY the 1st of August at 10 am at Mr Shed A DICKENS Secretary MONEY TO LEND IN sums from £50 to £50000 on irst class reehold Security Interest from £6 per cent ALRED ROGER? Solicitor High street PANAMA HOUSE SEEDS SUPPLY NOW TO HAND Perennial Rye Grass Italian Rye Grass Meadow escue Red Clover White Clover Cow grass Alsike Trefoil Akaroa Cocksfoo Local Cocksfoot Lucerne Timothy Rape Agricultural Mustard Green top Aberdeen Turnip Purple top Aberdeen Turnip COALS JUST LANDED ex Vaouna a cargo of BEST NEWCASTLE COAL which is now bsing supplied in any quantity at LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES THE MARLBOROUGH OO OPERA HVE ASSOCIATION (Limited) GROVE ROAD AND ALRED STREET CLOUSTON AND CO GENERAL MERCHANTS COMMISSION AGENTS STOCK STATION LAND A ESTATE AGENTS WOOL GRAIN PRODUCE BROKERS SHIPPING AGENTS St rs Hijh Sibeet Blenheim London Agent Elder Co Australian Agen National Mortgage Agency Co Dorresponding Agents in very own in the Australian Colonies JJIBERAL CASH ADVANCES made on all shipments of Wool Grain lax an other Produce consigned to London or Australia and all charges made at Lowest Current Rates REGULAR AUCTION SALES conducted throughout the Town and Country by Ms Macalisteb Auctioneer Stock and Goods of all descriptions re ceived at the Yards of the Auctioneer Charles Street or Messrs Clouston Stores High Street Extensive Storage Accommodation will' be provided if required and Account Sales rendered with utmost promptitude MACALISTER Auctioneer TO WOOL AND GRAIN GROWERS JOHN HOLMES AND COMPANY WHOLESALE MERCHANTS WOOL GRAIN AND LAX BROKERS STOCK STATION LAND INAN CIAL INSURANCE AND SHIP PING AGENTS Market Street Blenheim (late offices of the Government Insurance Depart ment) and at Grey Street Wellington adjoining Messrs Levin new Premises CASH BUYERS Wheat Oats Barley Chaff Potatoes and Onions Peas and Grass Seed OR SALE BYE GRASS and Cocksfoot from Can terbury Poverty Bay and local grown LIBERAL ADVANCES REE COMMISSION are made on the shipment of WOOL GRAIN LAX TALLOW SKINS and other PRODUCE entrusted to us for sale in London Woolpaoks Cornsacks Twine Coals Oils and Grass Seeds applied at lowest current prices All classes of goods mported on commis sion direct from manufacturers IRE AND MARINE INSURANCE AT CURRENT RATES THE NEW ZEALAND LOAN MERCANTILE AGENCY COY JJAVE OR Wool Packs Cornsaoks Binder Twine encing Wire Turnip and MangoldjSeedg Turnip Manures RabbiTraps and all "ACANCIES for Boarders Private Sitting Rooms Dinner at IJprn Is Tea Coffee at any time 110 arm and Station Stores JAT LOWEST RATES NZC TAILORING DE PA ETM ENT BLACK CLOTH SUITS Made to Measure £4: 10 and Upwards WORKMANSHIP UNEQUALLED VERY BEST VALUE PM GUARANTEED BLENHEIM BRANCH: NZ CLOTHING ACTORY KERR Mmm CLEARING SALE OR CASH ONLY NOW ON SMALE HAY IMPORTERS LONDON HOUSE BOOT AND SHOE EMPORIUM Oil AKA BRIDGE CHARLES LUCAS just received a large STOCK of NEW BOOTS SHOES INCLUDING LADIES UR BOOTS OR WINTER WEAR GENTS RUNNING SHOES and Kid Boots and Shoes in great variety1 SOLD CHEAP OR CASH inspection" invited DR COOLING POWDERS ob Children Cutting theib Teeth mO prevent convulsions and to cure fevers thrush eolds eruptions fits sickness windy gripes and all those dis orders of Children which arise from acidi ties or impurities of the Blood Do not contain Calomel Opium Mor phia nor anything injurious to a tender Babe Prepared from the original recipe of the Ute Dfe HoSne solely by SHAW (Successob to Hustwick) MAjRKET PLACE BLENHEIM NEW ZEALAND RUIT WINES GEO REETH MANUACTURER MOUNT PLEASANT I BEG to inform the inhabitants of Blenheim and surrounding Districts that I have now a full supply of the above WINES in Stock and that I am prepared to execute any orders entrusted to me at the shortest notice Any orders left with Messrs Hillmer Budge Street and White Market Street will receive immediate attention Testimonial Blenheim May 18th 1892 Mr Geobge beeth Dbab Please send me another case of your ruit Wines kindly assort them as before The last were so uniformly good that I could not give preference to any one variety Yours truly Jackson RABBIT SKINS are Purchasers of ULL URRED WINTER SKINS in any quantity at ULL MARKET PRICES ELL BROS CO THE NATIONAL MUTUAL LIE ASSOCIATION OP AUSTRALIA Ltd MONEY to Lend on reehold and Personal Security Policies are now issued with or without Medical Examination under and in the above Office or particulars apply to PATTIE District Agent MARTIN Manager New Zealand TO MORROW SUNDAY GOOD HALL GOSPEL TEMPERANCE MEET ING TW GLOVER Agent IOGT will conduct a Gospel Temperance Service com mencing at 8 Admission free Collection WESLEY CHURCH Evangelistic Services will be commenced TO MORROW Service at the usuals hour and con tinued each Evening during the Week at 780 Bring Hymn Book SALVATION ARMY arewell Meetings of capt and Mrs ield and Lieut Wood SUNDAY MONDAY July 31st and August lsb Monday Night arewell Coffee Supper Tickets 6d Mr Glover will speak To night and Sunday After noon at the Barracks BOROUGH BLENHEIM THURSDAYUGUST 4th (ARBOR DAY) IN accordance with the request of the Council of the Borough of Blenheim and the invitation of the Government 1 hereby request that THURSDAY August 4th be ob served as a Public Holiday tor the purpose of making it an Arbor Day for the public planting of Trees It is intended to plant Seymour Square this year BYTHELL Mayor BOROUGH BLENHEIM EXTRAORDINARY VACANCY EAST WARD Pursuant to the provisions of The Regulation of Local Elections Act 1876 and the amendments thereof I HEREBY give notice that the number of Votes recorded in the election held this day were Lees James 53 Thompson Harry leetwood 125 I therefore declare Harry leet wood Thompson to be duly elected as Councillor for the East Ward of the Borough of Blenheim Dated at Blenheim this 29th day of July 1892 Wm nosworthy Returning Officer ASSIGNED ESTATE JENKINS CO PICTON STORE KEEPERS TENDERS for the whole or part of the Stock in Trade of the above Estate consisting of DRAPERY CLOTHING BOOTS GROCERY IRONMONGERY Amounting to £1200 (more or less) will be received at the Offices of Messers Cook Gray Accountants eatherston Street Wellington till Noon of SATURDAY August 6th 1892 Stock Sheets and conditions of sale on the premises and at the Offices of Messrs Cook Gray Highest or any tender not neces sarily accepted Wm COOK Trustees Wm GRAY Ibustees Wellington July 27th 1892 ASSIGNED ESTATE JENKINS CO PICTON STORE KEEPERS ALL Claims against above Estate must be rendered within ONE MONTH from date to Messrs Cook Gray Accountants eatherston Street Wellington and to whom all Accounts owing must be paid Wm COOK I Wm GRAY Trustees Wellington July 27th 1892 OR SALE DOZEN Cooking Stoves very Cheap New Lamps Tin Ware (the best) White Lead Ready Mixed Paints Claw Hammers 1 each CARR OMAKA ROAD BQARD TENDERS will be received by me until RIDAY the 12th of August at Noon for orming Cross Road South near orming Bank Street Coleman Street part of Road and part of Middle Road at Springlands Specifications may be seen at the Office DOUGLAS DOBSON Secretary JR MACKENZIE may be consulted at Db on TUESDAY MORN ING the 2nd August OVERLOOK THIS WENSLEY of the Red Boot Mart has just unpacked a NEW SHIP MENT of a most magnificent assortment of Leather Goods for THE SEASON WINTER consisting of the very best and cheapest qualities in English Colonial and Continental Makes all GUARANTEED TO WEAR and give satisfaction The Order Department is still in full swing under Mr Management WENSLEY RED BOOT MART arket Street Opposite Criterion Hotel Sarsaparilla is taken with perfect safety by old and young Its cleansing and vitalizing effects are sure and speedy DEATHS On July 28th at Grove Road Henry James Alfred infant soil of Henry and Emily Burns aged 15 months After a short illness he fell asleep in Jesus Simmonds At eilding on July 26th James Simmonds the beloved and affectionate son of Harry and Margaret Simmonds aged 21 years Deeply regretted Published Every Evening SATURDAY JULY 30 1892 THE LAND BILL 1892 With the general provisions of Mr Bill it is rot our intention to deal just now and for the pre sent will content ourselves with giv ing the ideas of a gentleman who is interestad in the question of land settlement in this province He writes as follows Section It shall not be competent for any person or company to hold more than one run of any kind whatso ever This section if it becomes law will greatly depreciate the Crown lands of this district It is impossible for very large proportion of the leasehold land of the Crown to be worked in any other way than as they are now worked that is by the owners of the adjoining freehold and if it becomes law that a runholder can only hold one run then it must follow that large blocks of land will be practically idle and the rents which are now drawn from them become lost to the Crown Leasehold in Marlborough is nearly all rough and broken and what with the rabbit difficulty and great cost of working no man could make a living on the great majority of blocks as now surveyed It is possible that on the expiry of the existing leases the land will be re surveyed and put up in larger blocks than at present If this is done then there is practically nothing in the clause as far as Marlborough is con cernod except that we will have to bear proportion the cost of survey which will be considerable No doubt tbe proposal looks well as part of the bursting up policy of the present Government and will go down with the class to whom they pander but to fetter dealing with the Crown lands of this district as proposed is suicidal and this must be apparent to any one who will think the matter There is a great deal of force in what is said in the above but there are more sides to a story than one The admission that the lease holds can only be worked by those holding the freehold portions of the'runs points at once to gridironing and this evil or rather the effects of the evil have to be met It is all very well to say that nobody but say Mr Carter can work the run he holds as they now are but the question for the colony is how far it is justifiable to allow this to continue ortunately the Government are introducing and we hope will put through a Lands for Settlement Bill by which those land owners who prefer to be so anxious to get rid of their large areas can do so only be it observed with their own consent The Government so far have not shown much desire to ac quire runs at the Land Tax Valuation and perhaps when it comes to the pinch the land owners will be as little disposed to part with them Time will show LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS Answer to a Picton the matter alluded to is not one for our interference and therefore your letter is declined Evangelistic At the Wesley Church to morrow and during the week will ba 'held evangelistic services at which hymns will be used Religious Mules arrived by coach last night and will conduct a confirm ation service at the church of the Nativity to morrow morning and at St Marlboroughtown in the evening Temperance Mr Glover is advertised to conduct a Gospel Temper ance service to morrow (Sunday) evening in the Hall at 8 This will be the last meeting of the present series East Ward Election The voting yesterday was fairly constant all day and at night the result was as we had antici pated a large majority for Mr Thompson the figures being Lees 53 Thompson 125 a majority of 72 A death notice in another place will excite the sympathy of all for the distressed mother and relatives have quite enough trouble to put up with just now without such a loss as this If possible the authorities should allow the father (Mr Burns) to attend the funeral School At the School Com mittee meeting last night there were present Messrs Jackson Mead Tunnicliffe isher Harris and Purser Mr Jackson was voted to the chair Messrs Griffiths and Green were granted leave of absence It was de cided to ask the Board to replace Miss Logan The Secretary reported a credit balance of £28 2s lid and after doing some detail work and discussing the Arbor Day question reference to which appears else where the Committee adjourned Our A London letter by Iasi mail New Zealand Parliament will soon meet and then we shall see how much income the Government proposes to allow the owners of property or investments to retain for their own use It is unfortun ate that the large majority of New Zealand pay no taxes at all but am livjpg on the salary they vote themselves for the privilege of taxing those who have made the colony what it is but who are now re garded by the present Government aa social Ms The Good Tem Hall was occupied last night by Mr Glover Mr Riee in the chair The subject of Prohibition was dealt with reference being fnade to the advance of the movement in the colony during the past few years and to the fact that the Bill providing for compensation was lost on the voices a few weeks ago also that Mr Bill proposing to give power to the residents of any district to prohibit without compensation was down for spgond reading on Thursday next At the close Mr athers moved and Mr Handby seconded that the Chairman be requested to write Mr Buick asking for his support on that occasion This was carried unanimously and the Chairman promised to write Mr Buick Arbor Day As the action of the School Committee last night in accepting a tender for Arbor Day may be and in fact has been misunderstood we may state that the inten tion of the Committee is not in any way to interfere with the children going to Sey mour Square as it is considered that there will be sufficient for both places and the offer of Mr Gillespie being so reasonable they considered it advisable to plant the grounds at the same time As will be seen by advertisement in another column the Mayor asks the burgesses to keep a public holiday on the fourth and as thefourth of the month we advise them to Mr Huddleston's Mr Huddleston writes to us as follows Permit me to state that notice referring to the above and copied from the Evening Post of the 27th is misleading while incorrect in fact My continuous prayer to Parliament has been to claim compensation for the cancellation of my Lands Transfer License without no reason assigned or compensation o'ffered The Land Transfer Act of 1885 under which this is done is exceptional legislation inasmuch as it ignores the precedents laid down in four several Acts of the Assembly now and prior to 1886 the law of New Zealand and which Acts have reference to profes sional men and their status In support of this view I have for years asked that the opinion of the judges might be taken on the point but without avail as to do so must result in my obtaining tardy justice TELEGRAPHIC BB1TI8H AND OREIGN WHALING EXPEDITION UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION) London July 28 A Dundee whaling expedition will cruise in the vicinity of the alkland Islands but will make no attempt to explore the Antartic ocean THE RELIGIOUS EUD IN UGANDA URTHER HOSTILITIES ADVISED UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION Zanbibar July 28 King Mwanga has escaped from the Catholics and rejoined the Protestant natives The rench Bishop at Vamby urged the Catholics continue the war against the Protestants AMERICAN LABOR TROUBLES ATTEMPTED GAS EXPLOSION UNITED press association New Voait July 28 An attempt made to destroy mills by means of gas explosion was frus trated Had the explosion been successfully carried out the lives of 140 workmen would have been endangered The men on strike declare that pretended freemen will be sent to the mills to place explosives for the destruction of the works unless Unionists are re engaged VICT9BI AN INANCE MORE PROTECTION united press association Melbourne July 29 The Treasurer's Statement shows a debit balance of £1000560 The revenue for the year fell £83000 below the estimate and iha deficit io be carried forward to the current account to £1900000 It was announced that the Government pro pose to reduce the special grants to the Uni versity School of Mines prospecting vote and the subsidy to municipalities as theyfeel satisfied no new loan could be raised for two or three years The Government proposed to equalise the revenue and ex penditure and appropriate half a million of the current revenue to reducing the deficit and pursue this course year by year until the deficit has been wiped off The Govern ment had decided not to impose an income tax but additional stamp duties expected to yield £160000 would be im posed It was proposed to increase the duties on spirits wines beer and tea and also to impose an absentee tax In regard to the increased Customs duties the Trea surer said the Government would endeavor to give increased Protection The import duty on cheese would be increased from 2d to 3d per lb on potatoes from 10s to 20s per ton and on woollen manufactures from 25 per cent to 35 per cent It was also mentioned that there would be a consider ate increase in the timber duties but the amount was not made public AUSTRALIAN BANK RAUDS A HEAVY CLAIM UNITED press association) Received July 30 1 am Melbourne July 29 Clarke and Taylor were found guilty of Land Credit Bank frauds The evidence showed that they divided nearly £90000 between them Sentence was deferred A writ has been issued against Mr Monro Agent General for £37500 calls due on shares held by him in the Real Estate Bank AUSTRALIAN ASSISTANCE TO BROKEN HILL MINERS united press association Sydney July 29 The Broken Hill miners are reported to have two months supplies and provisions and further assistance is on the way NEW ZEALAN united press association) Wellington July 29 Captain Edwin advises that there are strong evidences of a heavy northerly gale between noon on the 31st inst and at mid night on the 2nd August Auckland July 29 In the case of John Brown Somerset charged with alleged embezzlement of cer tain funds while acting as clerk to the Raglan County Council the evidence showed the matter to be an unintentional mistake and the case was dismissed Dunedin July 30 The Dunedin Suburban School Conference having objected io the use of schoolhouses for purposes of political meetings the Pre mier has agreed to add a clause to the Electoral Bill to meet the objection THE DUNEDIN DIVORCE CASE united press association Dunedin July 29 In Thompson Wyllie an application was to day made for an order for the im mediate payment of £1500 damages against co respondent on the grounds that Wyllie yesterday cashed a cheqae for £1500 and had realised other securities A steamer was leaving for Melbourne to day and an order was made for payment to be made before two in default a writ of sale NEW ZEALAND RILE AS SOCIATION THE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE united press association) Wellington July 29 A deputation consisting of Messrs isher Duthie Hogg Shers and Dr Newman and Major Sommerville waited on the Hon Mr Seddon Defence Minister this afternoon with reference to the New Zealand Rifle Association matters The Minister promised that if the Associa tion became a corporate body and appointed trustees with the right of succession he would favourably consider the application for assistance in erecting a building far mess purposes and generally getting the permanent range at Trentham in proper order Major Sommervijle said he had no objection to this whatever and a bill will be at once prepared and introduced into the House forming the Rifle Association into a csrporate body It is wise to provide against emergencies which are liable to arise in every family In sudden attacks of cold croup asthma etc a bottle of Cherry Pectoral will prove a never failing remedy BEWARE Of cheap imitation The Cherry Pectoral is prominent on the wrap per and is blown in the glass of each of oui bottles Energy will dp almost anything but it cannot exipt if the blood is impure and njoves sluggishly in the veins There is nothing so good for cleansing the blood and impartiag energy to to the system as Sarsaparilla LICENSING ITEMS (UNITED PRESS ASS80IATI0N) Dunedin July 29 The Commissioner of Police wired to the Chairman of the Roslyn Licensing Com mittee that solicitor states he is bringing an action against your Com mittee as done in Sydenham and wants the public houses to remain open till the cases are decided have your Committee any objection A similar permission was given by the Sydenham Committee there stating they had no objection Mr Begg replied the Committee decline to allow houses to re open One house was already turned into a shop and others were already closed and there was no similarity between the cases of Roslyn and Sydenham Timaru July 29 The RM gave judgment on three Sunday trading cases in two wherein liquor was sold by unauthorised persons the inform ations were dismissed in the third where the barman asked if a man was a traveller and got a reply Yes His Worship convicted and fined him 20s increased to £5 to enable the defendant to appeal The RM said the simple enquiry whether the man was a traveller was not enough or the Sunday trading law was a mere farce Christchurch July 29 An application on behalf of the prohi bitionists was made before Mr Justice Den niston yesterday for certiorari quashing the decision of the Waimate Licensing Com mittee in renewing the license of Jeremiah for the Empire Hotel The ground of application is that the licensee omitted to post a notice of his application for renewal on his door as required by section 56 of the Licensing Act 1881 and section 14 of the Licensing Act Amendment Act 1882 Mr Caygill appeared for the appli cant for certiorari and Mr George Harper for the Committee His Honor reserved judg mentJ Wellington July 30 An influential Conference comprising wine merchants brewers and publicans has concluded its sittings here Delegates and representatives from all parts of New Zea land were present The administration ef the Licensing Act by several of the Com mittees especially in Sydenham and Wan ganui arbitrarily was the conference con sidered illegal refusing licenses in a wholesale manner was denounced and resolutions adopted for definite purposes in future both as to organisation and finan cially Other important business which has not been disclosed was transacted The Executive Council for the year is Messrs Kennedy McCarthy Jack Hamilton Young and Wilson THE WINTON MURDER THE INQUEST ARREST A RELATIVE united press association Invercargill July 29 The inquest' on the body of Richard Bell farmer Lora Gorge near Winton who was shot on Monday night while returning from the armers' Club meeting and died three hours later from hemorrhage fiom the vessels of the face and throat commenced to day but is not conoladed The gun which was found plunged in the mud at the scene ef the tragedy has not yet been traced to the owner but very definite statements by the deceased to his wife de posed to implicating John her uncle a man of 69 and lessee of the farm adjoining Mr Bell lived on good terms with his neighbors but about a month ago had a claim made on him for £3 damages caused by his cow getting at a stack of oats belonging to The matter was referred to the arbitration of two neighbors who assessed the damage at 12 shillings This was dissatisfied with and asked for two practical farmers as the assessors but no action had been taken in that direc tion The evidence given up to the despatch of this report does not include that of wife and daughter but Mr Irwin a neighbor who was roused by the daughter deposed that the girl cried at the window saying William fast dada has been shot by John at the lower Witness rose and went to immediately Replying to a question from witness Bell said I(m and shook hands He uas vomiting blood teeth and bits of bone at intervals He did not ask deceased who shot him because he' thought it was the place of his wife and father who were present to do that He had a conver sation after death with Mrs Bell as to how it came about Addressing de daughter witness said Jennie if what you called in at the window' to me is true you will require to be very cautious in what you say because a policeman will take down everything you say and you will want to tell nothing but the truth as this might be a hanging matter and want to stick to the truth and nothing but the Before the daughter had time to reply Mrs Bell said It is true and too true Jennie was following me close behind and she could hear She then stated that she said to her husband Dear Richard who murdered and he replied shot me from my horse at the lower The gun found seems nearly a new muzzle loader of an inferior construction The name is Moore of London The police have hot yet been able to find anyone who sold a similiar weapon here Lateb John 'Crae was arrested last night for the jurder of Richard Bell and was brought before the Court urther evidence was given by daughter to the effect that she heard her father say that shot him The inquest was adjourned for a week SEYMOUR SQUARE TO THE EDITOR Apropos to Arbor Day with the adoption of the advice of the Laird of Dum dykes to his son Be aye in a tree Jock it aye be growiu' while raises the question of what are the most suitable trees for planting here The Californian class so widely favored in the past throughout New Zealand are now sufficiently wall known to most settlers that it may be allowable to question their suit ableness for the object in view ormerly evergreen trees of gigantic size were so un known in English woodlands that their introduction by the settlers almost amounted to a craze added to which their quick growth bright foliage and promise of abundance of valuable timber seemed quite to place their deciduous brethren of the Old Country in the background Now however widespread destruction of 20 to 30 growth testifies to the folly of placing these evergreen giants casting perpetual shade within even moderate proximity to bouses roads or enclosures of moderate area and it wosld certainly be a pity to repeat the mistake of the past when attempting to beautify our only recreation reserve Deci duous trees and evergreen shrubs with a few of New Zealand handsome totaras rimus etc would form a plantation which might be considered permanent and avoid the reproach of repeating an experiment pre viously exploded Before however plant iog at all it seems a pity not to have set back the High Street fence to correspond with the Sinclair block end which would ba most acceptable to the traffic and must eventually be done if lanes are ever to become streets Without making a very definite suggestion I wish to draw attention to the subject before an error of judgment spoils the chance for a permanent improvement I am etc Huddleston GE Double width dress tweeds all wool usual price 3s 6d reduced to Is 6d yard a dress that formerly cost 20s we are sel ling at 9s the dress A splendid line in corsets reduced from 7s 6d to 4s 6d each also Is lid and 2s lid new cretonnes usual price 9d reduced to yard heavy melton cloth reduced from 2s 91 to Is 3d yard A splendid line for warm dresses and boys suits a lot of flannelletes just half price from 3d 4jd 6Jd Allan Market Street Our Stocktaking sale is now on the whole of our large stock being offered at greatly reduced prices Heads of families and the public generally would do well to pay us a visit as we have not simply re duced a few unsaleable lines but the whole stock of family and furnishing drapery our object being to reduce our stock bsfore stock taking and to make room fqr new shipments for the coming spring We in vite inspection Smale and Hay London Hopse PRESBYTERIAN BAZAAR The Scotch Kirk folk are noted for the manner in which they work bazaars for the benefit of the Church spending months of labor in order to achieve the result aimed at They levy on their friends right and left and in the end come out The St Ghurch people are no exception and the result as shown by the immense quantity of articles displayed for sale yesterday show how well they have succeeded The stalls are so crowded with articles both fancy and ornamental that it is impossible to describe one half of the goods offered On the right hand side entering the hall is the stall presided over by Mesdames Simson and Hay who as their assistants had Misses Simeon Girling McArtney The main feature of this stall is the plain needlework cosies and painted plaques that are on view Next to this is the produce stall where butter beef apples poultry and all manner of good things are provided by Mesdames Litchfield Sinclair and raser who have certainly materials for a good dinner At the refresh ment stall next door is to be founds large assortment of eatables from jellies to tea and buns presided over by Mrs Healy who had the assistance of Misses Ireland and and speaking from experience the tea is On the left hand side entering from the street was a mysterious thing called a curiosity into which Misses Logan Craig and Dove invited the confiding public to take a while immediately in front was placed another temptation dear to called a bran pie the ingredients of which were known only to Mrs Guiokshank and the Misses Booker and Crnickshank Passing these enticements we come next to the floral department and judging by the number of decorated ladies and gentlemen present in the evening the trade in button holes must have been extensively carried on by Misses Hutcheson Ball and Healy Next to this comes a stall which is peculiarly attractive to bachelors because they will not in the least understand how such things are worn on the top of ladies heads but Misses Ball and Wemyss will soon explain to them how dainty the caps look and what use the impossible looking pockets in the aprons are Last stall of all that ends this strange eventful trip is that entrusted to Mrs James Hutcheson who has as her assistants Misses McCallum Anderson Wemyss and Gillespie and here is to be found one of the most attrac tive displays in the hall We were wrong in saying that this was the last for there were three little fairies (Misses Osgood Loganand Nicholas) who appeal to the public to try the depth of a fairy well whatever that may be In opening the bazaar in the afternoon the Rev Mr Robb made the following remarks Ladies and Gentlemen The promoters of this bazaar have asked me to make a short address and to declare the baziar open and I have much pleasure in doing so There are some good people who look with disfavor on bazaar's They think funds for church work should be forthcom ing without an effort of this kind I am sure all ministers aud office bearers would be pleqsed if their people had the will and ability to rise to this high ideal But we have to do with the real rather than with the ideal and from this point of view we find a bazaar a great help Others look askant on bazaars because of certain ques tionable practices sometimes connected with them So far as this bazaar is con cerned the questionable things will be con spicuous by their absence This is simply to be a straightforward sale of articles useful and ornamental worth the money asked The ladies who manage this sale are just like our respected tradespeople who according to their advertisements trust to prosper by civility strict attention to business and especially by giving good value I consider that an enterprise like this when properly carried out does a church good otherwise than financially Every self respecting member wishes to help in every good work connected with his church In all churches there are persons unable to give large subscriptions but who are able to give time and work A bazaar gives such persons an opportunity of materially help ing the church funds Then again to prepare and carry out a sale like this re quires organisation co operation oneness of purpose and other valuable qualities which when once called forth can be utilised for other good xyorks This is a distinct gain to a Church As to the necessity for this present sale 1 may say a few words Our building operations will cost not less than £1900 This is a very large sum for a small community Naturally we wish our debt to be as small as possible We should have been delighted had we been able to open free of debt But it will take us all we can do to onen with less than £600 debt or us tha't is rather heavy but we help it It is only three years since we started our busi ness scheme and if we open with £600 debt that means that in three years we have raised £1300 in addition to ordinary revenue Our people have been neither illiberal nor idle As the result of our exertions we hope to have a building' a credit to the Presbyterian Church and a desirable addition to the public buildings of our town Personally I am highly gratified with the exertions of the ladies of the con gregation and hope they will be encouraged to continue their efforts I understand friends of other denominations have been exceedingly generous in their gifts and on behalf of the ladies I have much pleasure in thanking them I now declare the bazaar In the evening the hall was crowded and the company seemed to be enjoying itself The following musical items were rendered Pianoforte duet Mias Ball and Mr Cheek ditto Missea Qirling and Simson song The Mrs Litchfield violin duet Masters Gould and Muncaster pianoforte solo Miss Hutcheson song Bravo Old Mr Orr and the following pieces by the Orchestral string March waltz march War March" overture Caliph of Mrs Kerr played the accompaniments in her usual artistio manner The takings were very satisfactory amounting in the groas to £75 of which £7 17s were door receipts Tbis evening there will be additional attractions 3E5SS3SE2SE THE ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY TO THE EDITOR "The following letter was forwarded yesterday to your contemporary and as it has not appeared and I wish the public to know the real facts might I ask you to publish it Griffilhs To the Editor of the Marlborough Daily Times Sir I regret to learn from your issue of this morning that because the Acclimatis ation Society advertised its annual meeting in the instead of your valuable paper you did not send your reporter and leave it be inferred that in consequence you are unable to publish the transactions of the meeting I do not know if you regard Mr Trevor as an outside but would like to inform your readers that that gentleman was present throughout and at its conclusion so far acted as your reporter as to ask for a copy of the annual report and balance sheet for publication jn the Time? and could have supplied you in addition with all the other business trans? Yours etc Griffiths Secretary Blenheim 29th July 1892 To the Ladies of Everett Brothers of Bridge Street Nelson having now in charge of their Dressmaking De partment a thoroughly experienced Dress maker recently from Regent and Bond Streets London are prepared to receive orders for Winter Costumes which for style finish and fit will be found equal to anything procurable in the colonies Patterns of new dress material with chart for self measurement forwarded by post on application together with cost ofcomplete costume Post Ady? An Eminent Physician says if the public would drink less tea and more coffee there would be a great many less sufferers from that troublesome indigestion Al Coffee if the best Sold only in 1 and 21b tins If You Would Live Long and prosper drink good Coffee It maketh the heart glad keepeth the brain clear and helpeth digestion Be sure and ask for Crease's Al Coffee.

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